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    Re: So, whatcha reading?

    The Two Georges by Harry Turtledove. I love Alternate History.

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    Re: So, whatcha reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Betterread
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    Shalimar the clown by Salman Rushdie
    how'd you like that? I just finished it too. I thought it was pretty good. I found it to be an interesting narrative on Kashmir. Additionally it was, generally a pretty good story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by registerthis
    Right now, I'm reading "Lies My History Teacher Told me" by James Loewen. It's immensely interesting...barely one chapter in and I've learned that Helen Keller was an avowed far-left Socialist who supported Lenin, and Woodrow Wilson was an unabashed racist who invaded Russia and enacted some of the most invasive and anti-civil rights legislation since the Alien and Sedition acts of 1789.
    I recommend that book to nearly everybody I ever talk to. Almost literally. I'm sure I've annoyed some people by recommending it multiple times .
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    Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan currently
    next...Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter
    The Year Of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
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    My brother sent me the whole Robert Jordan set. I'll never read them.

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    Re: So, whatcha reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
    how'd you like that? I just finished it too. I thought it was pretty good. I found it to be an interesting narrative on Kashmir. Additionally it was, generally a pretty good story.
    Rushdie's writing is really enjoyable so it was time well spent to sit down with his latest opus. The parts about Kashmir were the most effective part of the novel for me. Max Ophul's history represented so many European and American archetypes for my taste (too symbolic?) and was the least effective aspect of the novel.

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    Re: So, whatcha reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Betterread
    Rushdie's writing is really enjoyable so it was time well spent to sit down with his latest opus. The parts about Kashmir were the most effective part of the novel for me. Max Ophul's history represented so many European and American archetypes for my taste (too symbolic?) and was the least effective aspect of the novel.
    The featured characters were definitely allegorical to the particular nations/regions involved.

    I think he did a nice job of weaving in the mystical, fantastical, and mundane to paint the picture of Kashmir. Weaving the unrest in LA into the picture late in the book kind of portrays anyone in the world as open to similar fates as the Kashmiris.
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    Currently, "We Are Lincoln Men" by David Donald. I read his biography of Lincoln a couple of years ago, and was impressed with the way he presented the evolution of Lincoln's views on slavery, and showed how the supposedly impotent emancipation proclamation made abolition inevitable. I was also interested in the role Lincoln's secretaries Hay and Nicolay played, and am reading this (which I requested when asked what I wanted for Christmas) as a sort of a companion piece.

    Haven't got to the part about the secretaries yet.

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    I am currently unemployed after a recent major move from Cincinnati to Savannah, Georgia. The predictable result is way too much time turning pages.

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    Middlemarch, by George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), 785 pages of outstanding fiction. Hyperbole alert: Written in 1873, I seriously believe this is the best ever piece of British fiction...and Dickens ain't a patch on Eliot's arse. This novel is one of the top two or three I've ever read. What the Bible has been throughout the last 1800 years for the common man, Middlemarch could well be for the literati of modern times. An all-encompassing scope of humanity.

    The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, by A.J. Jacobs. Chronicles this Esquire writer's pledge to read the complete Encyclopedia Brittanica from A to Z. Interesting enough and funny at times, smug and too waspy at others. Overall, a good bedtime or bathroom read.

    Misfit: The Strange Life of Frederick Exley, by Jonathan Yardley

    Last Notes From Home, by Frederick Exley

    Exley is the author of late 60's cult classic A Fan's Notes, which has been for quite some time a true writer's favorite. I believe this book to be neck-and-neck with The Great Gatsby as the Greatest American Fiction. I can't recommend A Fan's Notes highly enough; unfortunately, Exley's subsequent attempts at fiction were major disappointments.

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    Re: So, whatcha reading?

    I finished "Angels and Demons" a few weeks ago and am now on "The Da Vinci Code".

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    Aren't Dan Brown's books great?
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    I really really liked "Angels", but I started "Da Vinci" a few weeks ago and put it down. Not sure why. I'm going to restart it tomorrow, though, and knock it out next week. I'd definitely like to get through it before the movie.

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    Re: So, whatcha reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crash Davis
    I am currently unemployed after a recent major move from Cincinnati to Savannah, Georgia. The predictable result is way too much time turning pages.

    Recently finished:

    Middlemarch, by George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), 785 pages of outstanding fiction. Hyperbole alert: Written in 1873, I seriously believe this is the best ever piece of British fiction...and Dickens ain't a patch on Eliot's arse. This novel is one of the top two or three I've ever read. What the Bible has been throughout the last 1800 years for the common man, Middlemarch could well be for the literati of modern times. An all-encompassing scope of humanity.

    The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, by A.J. Jacobs. Chronicles this Esquire writer's pledge to read the complete Encyclopedia Brittanica from A to Z. Interesting enough and funny at times, smug and too waspy at others. Overall, a good bedtime or bathroom read.

    Misfit: The Strange Life of Frederick Exley, by Jonathan Yardley

    Last Notes From Home, by Frederick Exley

    Exley is the author of late 60's cult classic A Fan's Notes, which has been for quite some time a true writer's favorite. I believe this book to be neck-and-neck with The Great Gatsby as the Greatest American Fiction. I can't recommend A Fan's Notes highly enough; unfortunately, Exley's subsequent attempts at fiction were major disappointments.

    Recently started:

    Moby Dick by Herman Melville

    Rabbit, Run by John Updike

    Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    You talked me in to reading Middlemarch. I've been meaning to forever. I'm also getting into Graham Greene finally. Your choices sound like a college Lit class. The three you recently started are all definitely worthwhile. I've also got all of Updike's Rabbit books on my to re-read list. Don't forget Anna Karenina, the recent translation by that couple captures Tolstoy well.
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    Re: So, whatcha reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by GIK
    I really really liked "Angels", but I started "Da Vinci" a few weeks ago and put it down. Not sure why. I'm going to restart it tomorrow, though, and knock it out next week. I'd definitely like to get through it before the movie.

    See with me it was the oppisite i picked up DA VINCI code and couldnt put it down.Where as with Angels i started it around thanksgiving and put it down .just finished it a couple days ago it didnt really grab me like Da vinci code did .
    Now reading "the FIRM" by John Grisham for about the fith time or so


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